The Legion of Super-Heroes (2nd Series)

    (DC, 1980-1984)
™ and ©1983 DC Comics, Inc.

First appearing in Adventure Comics #247, the Legion of Super-Heroes is a group of teenaged heroes from the 30th century. Over time, their membership has included Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Dawnstar, Timber Wolf, Brainiac, Ultra Boy, Saturn Girl, Star Boy, Chemical King, the Invisible Kid, and numerous others. The roster got so full at one point that a second “Legion of Substitute Heroes” had to be formed as a place to keep the second-string team.

The series, which started out as “Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes,” starred the youthful Kryptonian throughout most of its run. When Superboy left the series in issue #259 in 1980, it became known simply as “The Legion of Super-Heroes.” Superboy returned to the series in issue #280, though he was never again mentioned in the title.

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#259

  1/1/1980
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Continued from Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #258; Superboy continued in New Adventures of Superboy #1Gerry ConwayJoe Staton

#260

  2/1/1980
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12 copies available from $1.43
 Gerry ConwayJoe Staton

#261

  3/1/1980
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7 copies available from $1.19
 Gerry ConwayRic Estrada

#261 Variation A

  8/1/1984
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No copies available
Whitman variantGerry ConwayRic Estrada

#262

  4/1/1980
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9 copies available from $1.00
 Gerry ConwayJames Sherman

#263

  5/1/1980
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 Gerry ConwayJimmy Janes

#263 Variation A

  8/1/1984
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Whitman variantGerry ConwayJimmy Janes

#264

  6/1/1980
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6 copies available from $2.50
 Gerry ConwayJimmy Janes

#264 Variation A

  8/1/1984
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Whitman variantGerry ConwayJimmy Janes

#265

  7/1/1980
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8 copies available from $0.86
Origin of TyrocGerry Conway, J.M. DeMatteis, Cary BatesJimmy Janes, Jim Starlin

#266

  8/1/1980
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 Gerry ConwayJimmy Janes

#266 Variation A

  8/1/1984
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Whitman variantGerry ConwayJimmy Janes

#267

  9/1/1980
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Origin of Legion Flight RingsGerry Conway, Paul KupperbergJimmy Janes, Steve Ditko

#268

  10/1/1980
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 J.M. DeMatteisSteve Ditko

#269

  11/1/1980
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Versus Fatal FiveGerry ConwayJimmy Janes

#270

  12/1/1980
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 Gerry ConwayJimmy Janes

#271

  1/1/1981
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Origin of Dark ManGerry ConwayJimmy Janes

#272

  2/1/1981
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1st appearance of Vicki Grant; 1st appearance of Christopher King; Origin of BlokGerry Conway, Marv WolfmanSteve Ditko, Carmine Infantino

#273

  3/1/1981
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 Gerry ConwayJimmy Janes

#274

  4/1/1981
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 Gerry ConwaySteve Ditko

#275

  5/1/1981
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 Gerry ConwayJimmy Janes

#276

  6/1/1981
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 Gerry ConwaySteve Ditko

#277

  7/1/1981
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1st appearance ReflectoGerry Conway, Roy ThomasJimmy Janes

#278

  8/1/1981
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Versus GrimborGerry Conway, Roy ThomasJimmy Janes

#279

  9/1/1981
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 Roy ThomasJimmy Janes

#280

  10/1/1981
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 Roy ThomasJimmy Janes, Joe Staton

#281

  11/1/1981
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Versus Molecule Master; Barbara Randall L.O.C.Roy Thomas, Paul LevitzSteve Ditko

#282

  12/1/1981
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Origin of ReflectoRoy Thomas, Paul LevitzJimmy Janes

#283

  1/1/1982
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Origin of WildfireRoy ThomasHoward Bender

#284

  2/1/1982
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 Paul LevitzPat Broderick

#285

  3/1/1982
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 Paul LevitzPat Broderick, Keith Giffen

#286

  4/1/1982
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Versus Doctor RegulusPaul LevitzPat Broderick, Keith Giffen

#287

  5/1/1982
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Versus KharlakPaul LevitzKeith Giffen, Pat Broderick

#288

  6/1/1982
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 Paul LevitzKeith Giffen

#289

  7/1/1982
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 Paul LevitzKeith Giffen, Carmine Infantino

#290

  8/1/1982
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 Paul LevitzKeith Giffen

#291

  9/1/1982
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 Paul LevitzKeith Giffen, Howard Bender

#292

  10/1/1982
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 Paul LevitzKeith Giffen

#293

  11/1/1982
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 Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#294

  12/1/1982
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 Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#295

  1/1/1983
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Origin of UniversoPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen, Howard Bender

#296

  2/1/1983
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 Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#297

  3/1/1983
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Origin of Legion of Super-HeroesPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#298

  4/1/1983
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1st appearance of Amethyst; 1st appearance of Dark OpalPaul Levitz, Keith Giffen, Dan Mishkin, Gary CohnKeith Giffen, Ernie Colón

#299

  5/1/1983
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 Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#300

  6/1/1983
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18 copies available from $1.00
Tales of the Adult Legion; Cover credits in #306Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen, Kurt Schaffenberger, Howard Bender, Curt Swan, Dave Cockrum, James Sherman, Joe Staton

#301

  7/1/1983
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 Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#302

  8/1/1983
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Lightning Lad vs. Lightning LordPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#303

  9/1/1983
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Versus Emerald EmpressPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#304

  10/1/1983
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Legion AcademyPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#305

  11/1/1983
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Shrinking Violet revealed as Durlan; Real Shrinking Violet returnsPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#306

  12/1/1983
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Origin of Star BoyPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen, Curt Swan

#307

  1/1/1984
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Versus ProphetPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#308

  2/1/1984
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Versus ProphetPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen, George Tuska

#309

  3/1/1984
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Versus ProphetPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen, Pat Broderick

#310

  4/1/1984
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15 copies available from $1.12
Versus OmenPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#311

  5/1/1984
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 Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen, Gene Colan

#312

  6/1/1984
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 Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#313

  7/1/1984
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Series continues as Tales of the Legion of Super-HeroesPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

Annual #1

  8/1/1982
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17 copies available from $1.00
1st appearance of Invisible Kid (Jacques Foccart); Takes place between Legion #289 and #290; Diagram of Legion headquarters; Cover date based on advertising comparisonPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

Annual #2

  1/1/1983
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Karate Kid and Princess Projectra leave Legion of Super-Heroes; Karate Kid marries Princess ProjectraPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenDave Gibbons

Annual #3

  1/1/1984
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22 copies available from $0.75
Origin of Validus; (1984, 52 pgs)-Origin of ValidusPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenCurt Swan

Book #1

  11/1/1989
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No copies available
The Great Darkness SagaPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen, Larry Mahlstedt, Curt Swan, Romeo Tanghal, Pat Broderick

Book #1 (2nd printing)

  9/1/1991
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1 copy available for $11.00
Reprints Issues #287, 290-294 and Annual #3; The Great Darkness Saga; Introduction by Paul LevitzPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen, Larry Mahlstedt, Curt Swan, Romeo Tanghal, Pat Broderick

Book #1 (3rd printing)

 
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Reprints The Legion of Super-Heroes (2nd Series) #284-296, Anl 1Paul LevitzPat Broderick

Deluxe Set #1 Hardcover

 
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Hardcover; Collects The Legion of Super-Heroes #284-296, Anl 1; ca. 2010Paul LevitzKeith Giffen

Deluxe Set #2

  7/1/2014
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Collects The Legion of Super-Heroes (2nd Series) #297-313, Anl 2-3Paul LevitzKeith Giffen

Deluxe Set #2 Hardcover

 
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Deluxe Edition Hardcover; Collects The Legion of Super-Heroes (2nd Series) #297-313, Anl 2-3; ca. 2011Paul LevitzKeith Giffen, Larry Mahlstedt